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    The Seattle Mariners (79-62) are looking for Teoscar Hernandez to continue a 17-game hitting streak when they square off against the Tampa Bay Rays (86-56) on Saturday at 4:05 PM ET at Tropicana Field. The Rays are favored (-124) against the underdog Mariners (+104). Tampa Bay’s Aaron Civale gets the start against Seattle’s Bryan Woo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Mariners

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Mariners Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -124 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Mariners?

    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays are third in baseball with 205 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
    • Tampa Bay’s .258 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.
    • The Rays rank sixth in MLB with a .331 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.8 strikeouts per game rank 21st in MLB.
    • The Rays average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (100 total in home contests).
    • Tampa Bay has a .441 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .252 at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .398, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .491. He’s batting .315 on the season.
    • Among qualifying batters in the majors, his batting average ranks sixth, his on-base percentage ranks sixth, and he is 24th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena has 16 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 73 walks. He’s batting .257 and slugging .425 with an on-base percentage of .369.
    • Among qualifiers, he ranks 82nd in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 87th in slugging percentage.
    • Isaac Paredes has 109 hits and is batting .253 this season.
    • Josh Lowe has been key for Tampa Bay with 112 hits, an OBP of .322 plus a slugging percentage of .486.

    Mariners Stats & Trends

    Mariners Batting

    • The Mariners’ 190 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.
    • Seattle has a team batting average of .244 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
    • The Mariners have an OBP of .324 this season, which ranks 13th in MLB.
    • Seattle ranks just 29th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.9 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 108 homers, an average of 1.5 per game, in 73 road contests this season.
    • In 73 road games this season, it is slugging .430 with 244 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.7 base hits per game and batting .248 on the road this season.

    Mariners Key Batters

    • Julio Rodriguez has a slugging percentage of .490 and has 160 hits, both team-high figures for the Mariners. He’s batting .280 and with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, he ranks 23rd in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage and 25th in slugging percentage.
    • J.P. Crawford’s .382 OBP paces his team. He has a batting average of .266 while slugging .428.
    • He ranks 61st in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 84th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Hernandez is hitting .271 with 28 doubles, two triples, 25 home runs and 31 walks.
    • Cal Raleigh is hitting .235 with 21 doubles, a triple, 27 home runs and 50 walks.

    Rays vs. Mariners Probable Pitchers

    Aaron Civale (TB) Pitcher Bryan Woo (SEA)
    7 – 3 W/L 2 – 4
    107.2 IP 70
    2.76 ERA 4.50
    1.105 WHIP 1.186
    7.9 K/9 8.7
    2.3 BB/9 2.8

    Rays vs. Mariners Injury Updates

    • Rays: Manuel Margot: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Jason Adam: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Shane McClanahan: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Mariners: Jarred Kelenic: 10 Day IL (Foot), Tom Murphy: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Marco Gonzales: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Penn Murfee: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Robbie Ray: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Emerson Hancock: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Easton McGee: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Rays and Mariners (Last 10 Games)


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